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This laboratory, Mr. Chairman, has been requested by the Department of Agriculture in their budget for fiscal year 1966 and has been approved by the House Appropriations Committee and an appropriation is contained in the House-passed agriculture appropriation bill, H.R. 8370.

In January of 1961, my colleague, Senator Williams, and I introduced Senate bill 192 calling for the establishment of a poultry research laboratory in the State of Delaware. At that time, Mr. Chairman, the Secretary of Agriculture in a report on the bill informed Chairman Ellender of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry that the Department has general authority for the construction of such a laboratory as was provided in S. 192. The Secretary further stated, and I quote: "We recognize the need for a laboratory facility to conduct both basic and applied research on nutrition, feeding, and management problems relating to the production of layers and turkeys as well as broilers.” The Secretary went on to say that in view of the many urgent needs for which the Department had to make provision, it had not been possible to include funds for this laboratory in previous budget requests.

On November 21, 1961, Senator Williams and I by letter again requested the Secretary of Agriculture to include in his budget request for 1962 sufficient moneys to establish a poultry research laboratory. Unfortunately, at that time, no budget request was forthcoming.

In light of this previous history, Mr. Chairman, I am delighted that the Secretary has now seen fit to request the Congress and your committee to appropriate funds for the establishment of a poultry research laboratory. This laboratory is necessary to continue research on the nutrition, feeding, and management problems that are peculiar to poultry and the arrest and eradication of contagious and infectious diseases of poultry. The condition that exists within the poultry industry makes it imperative that the Government continue to take action to assist poultry growers and the industry as a whole. In line with this, Mr. Chairman, I think it should be noted that appropriations were included in 1961 for establishment of laboratories in Georgia and Mississippi and that these laboratories are now operating and contributing greatly to solving some of the problems confronting the poultry industry.

I respectfully request, Mr. Chairman, that this committee give favorable consideration to this project.

LETTEB OF JOHN WALLACE, PRESIDENT, SOUTHEASTERN POULTRY & EGG

ASSOCIATION

POULTRY RESEARCH

SOUTHEASTERN POULTRY & EGG ASSOCIATION,

Decatur, Ga., May 25, 1965. Senator SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Chairman, Subcommittee on Agrioultural Appropriations, Senate Appropriations

Committee, Washington, D.C. DEAR MR. HOLLAND: Our association wishes to commend you and your subcommittee for its approval last year of increased appropriations for avian leukosis disease research in poultry. We urge your continued support for the coming year especially in encouraging that some work on leukosis be done in the southeastern region of the United States where most of the chickens are produced.

We hope you will continue to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its request for funds to properly staff and equip the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory at Athens, Ga., and the Southern Central Poultry Research Laboratory at State College, Miss.

Although inspection cost for poultry is a legislative matter, we wish to reaffirm our position that this cost should be provided from appropriated funds rather than a fee basis on the industry as proposed in the Presidents budget message to Congress this year. We will appreciate your support in approving the USDA budget request, 1965-66, of $17,567,000 for poultry inspection. Sincerely yours,

JOHN WALLACE, President.

LETTER OF Hon. ALBERT GORE, A U.S. SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE
SHELBY COUNTY, TENN., BASIN STUDY

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS,

May 27, 1965.
Hon. SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Chairman, Subcommittee on Agriculture,
Committee on Appropriations,
U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: The Shelby County (Tenn.) Conservation Board and the Shelby County (Tenn.) Soil Conservation District are sponsors of a proposal for a comprehensive basin study of all streams draining through Shelby County, Tenn. They have requested the participation and the assistance of the Department of Agriculture in the conduct of this study under the authority of section 6 Public Law 566. The proposed study has been endorsed by the Tennessee Department of Conservation and also by Mr. Charles W. Baker, chairman of the Shelby County court. A copy of a memorandum which outlines in detail the scope of the proposed study and the benefits which would accrue from it is enclosed herewith.

The study is expected to require 3 years and the total estimated cost is $300,000. The suggested Federal share is $225,000, with the remaining $75,000 to be provided by the Shelby County Conservation Board. It is anticipated that the study would be funded over the 3-year period at a rate of $100,000 each year.

The budget submitted by the President did not include funds to finance this study. There are indications, however, that failure to include funds for the project may have resulted from the fact that the request therefor was received after the Department had submitted its budgetary requests. The Shelby County Conservation Board advises me that it has the necessary authorization and that resources are available to fund its share of the cost beginning in fiscal 1966.

In view of the rapd increase in the Memphis metropolitan area which is extending into outlying areas in Shelby County, it is important that the survey be initiated and completed as promptly as possible if the full benefits anticipated from the study are to be achieved. The results of the study will be most helpful to all concerned in maximizing the development of the area's resources and in minimizing costs.

Accordingly, I urge strongly that your subcommittee give consideration to including $75,000 in the Department of Agriculture appropriation bill for fiscal 1966 to initiate the proposed river basin study in Shelby County, Tenn., under the authority of section 6 of Public Law 566. Your consideration of this request will be very much appreciated. Sincerely yours,

ALBERT GORE.

RIVER BASIN STUDY, SHELBY COUNTY, TENN. Three units of government of Shelby County have requested assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make a comprehensive basin study of all streams draining through Shelby County, Tenn. The following is a brief summary of this proposed study :

1. The study would be conducted under the authority of section 6, Public Law 566 (the Small Watershed Act). Federal assistance would be provided primarily by the Soil Conservation Service.

2. The Shelby County Conservation Board and the Shelby County Soil Conservation District are the original sponsors of this proposal. Commissioner Donald M. McSween, Tennessee Department of Conservation, and Mr. Charles W. Baker, chairman of the Shelby County court, have officially endorsed the study.

3. The study area of approximately 1,237,000 acres would include the entire watershed land area of all streams draining through Shelby County. These streams are Loosahatchie River, Wolf River, Nonconnah Creek, and Horn Lake Creek. The study area would involve all of Shelby County and portions of Tipton, Fayette, nad Hardeman Counties in Tennessee; and portions of Benton, Marshall, and De Soto Counties in Mississippi.

4. The basin study would provide an inventory of all soil and water resources of the area, and a master plan for a coordinated, systematic approach to the full development and utilization of these and related resources for the use of all the people of the area. The plan could be used as a basis for

(a) Requesting subsequent authorization of Federal assistance in planning and construction of needed small watershed projects.

(6) Developing needed outdoor recreational areas.

(c) Developing, preserving, and enhancing natural beauty, such as greenbelts, rural bridle paths, naturalist's areas, etc.

(d) Locating and establishing a system of area parks.

(e) Managing water resources in a manner that implements the region's growth, including water-based recreational facilities.

(f) Other resource development needed by the expanding metropolitan area of Memphis.

(g) Other related needs. 5. The proposed study is a pioneering venture. It proposes to bring together the interests and needs of the urban and rural people in Shelby County.

6. The surveys and studies would be made by a team of Soil Conservation Service technicians in close consultation with the local sponsors. The Shelby County Conservation Board would be responsible for the coordination of all agencies and groups concerned with the study.

7. The 3-year study and plan is expected to cost approximately $300,000, as follows:

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8. The sponsors expressed an urgent need for the immediate appropriation and authorization of funds for this study giving the following reasons :

(1) The rapid expansion of Memphis into the rural areas without benefit of a broad resource capability plan.

(2) The urgent need for water based and outdoor recreational facilities.

(3) The urgent need for protection against floods and sediment damages in the expanding suburban areas.

(4) The urgent need for options and purchase of needed land areas for public use before these sites are preempted or skyrocketing costs make acquisition difficult or impossible.

(5) The urgent need to reduce damages to agricultural land and property caused by flooding, sediment, and erosion. 9. The Shelby County Conservation Board has the authorization and resources necessary to undertake this proposal in fiscal year 1966. The sponsors propose that Senators Bass and Gore aid them in getting $75,000 of Federal basin planning funds to initiate this study during fiscal year 1966.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RELATED

AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1966

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1965

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to recess, in room 1114 New Senate Office Building, Hon. Spessard L. Holland (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators Holland, Ellender, Yarborough, Young, and Aiken.

FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION STATEMENTS OF ROBERT B. TOOTELL, GOVERNOR; JAMES E. PITTS,

JR., BUDGET OFFICER, AND FREDERICK W. HOWARD, ASSISTANT BUDGET OFFICER

1966 BUDGET REQUEST Senator HOLLAND. The subcommittee will please come to order.

The first agency to be heard this morning in justification of budget estimates for fiscal 1966 is the Farm Credit Administration, an independent agency which supervises important credit functions of agriculture.

The administrative limitation requested is $2,990,000 for 1966, which is $59,000 more than the limitation for 1965. The increased limitation is primarily to cover the cost of vacancies which will be filled for the fiscal year 1966.

Robert Tootell, Governor of the Farm Credit Administration, is here and has submitted a statement to the committee.

Governor Tootell, how do you wish to proceed?

Mr. TOOTELL. Mr. Chairman, with me is Mr. James Pitts, our budget officer and Mr. Fred Howard, our assistant budget officer. Paul Ritter, our General Counsel, is unable to be here this morning.

I have, sir, a statement from Mr. L. C. Carter, the Chairman of the Federal Farm Credit Board, that I would like to file for the record if it meets with your approval.

Senator HOLLAND. Without objection, the statement of Chairman Carter will be filed for the record. (The prepared statement of L. C. Carter follows:)

STATEMENT OF L. C. CARTER, CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL FARM CREDIT BOARD The Federal Farm Credit Board of which I am Chairman consists of 13 members, 1 appointed from each of the 12 farm credit districts by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The 13th member is designated by the

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